Latest ATH News

  • 16 Jan 2018: The 2017 Hunt is over and the solution has been published.
  • 25 May 2017: Future ATH setters are confirmed as Mike Wood (2018) & Lady Strange and the Earl of Yarborough (2019). Volunteers for 2020 and beyond are invited to apply here.
Pablo’s Armchair Treasure Hunt

Pablo’s Armchair Treasure Hunt

Welcome to Pablo’s Armchair Treasure Hunt! This annual hunt has been running for over 30 years. Just before Christmas, a setting team buries or hides a small box somewhere in England, and posts on this website a set of elaborate puzzles and clues that reveal the hiding place. The challenge is to be the first to unearth the box, which usually takes a dedicated team anywhere from a week to a month.


The 2017 Armchair Treasure Hunt, by Bruce Hindsight, is now over and the solution has been published. Thanks to everyone who took part—we hope you had as much fun with it as we did.

Although we are no longer accepting entries or finds, you can still have a look at the puzzle and see how far you can get.

There will be a meetup and prizegiving on Tuesday 6 March 2018 upstairs at the Marquis, 51–52 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4HS. The room is booked for us from 18:00, and the pub serves food until 20:00. If you’ve enjoyed the hunt, please come along.

The 2018 Hunt, set by Mike Wood, will start in December, and more information will be posted here in November.


Pablo, who was originally responsible for the Armchair Treasure Hunt and much of this website besides, sadly passed away after a long battle against cancer in October 2007. He is very much missed by all ATHers and this site has been named in his memory.